African American inventors have created many important items that we use every day. Students will discuss how these inventions have changed everyday life and the world. Students will also learn about the Harlem Renaissance and the amazing music, art, and literature created during that time. They will also discuss the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, sit-ins, and John Lewis. Students will also learn about Maya Angelou and her contributions to the world. They can use ideas they learned from this lesson in their lives.